By now most of you are aware of the Florida Appeals court ruling that was handed down last week that said the way the City of Hollywood was managing their red light cameras was unconstitutional.  That was certainly good news, a step in the right direction.  Understandably since then, our office has been flooded with questions.  I'll attempt to clarify, but this a rapidly moving situation.

As I was sitting in court today I had an opportunity to watch not only the other traffic attorneys, but the unrepresented people (that would be the people who choose to fight a ticket themselves and not hire a lawyer), and I noticed something interesting.  Anyone can get ONE traffic ticket dismissed.  Here's how.

The Florida Legislature is thinking about increasing the speed limits on certain highways across the state, including bumping up the limit to 75 MPH on certain roads. Let me ask you, do you think you would still get a speeding ticket or is 75 fast enough for you?  Remember, it wasn't too long ago we saw the increase to 70 as a big deal and we still see plenty of people exceeding 70.

The building wave of momentum against Florida’s red light cameras may have reached its crest last week when the Florida Supreme Court finally pointed its gavel at the controversial traffic ticket devices – even if it wasn’t exactly how detractors of the cameras might have dreamed. Depending upon how the court rules you could be in line for a refund if you received and paid for a red light traffic ticket before 2010.

Traffic tickets are the bane of many a driver’s existence (as this blog routinely points out!). And, unfortunately, they are often the gift that keeps on giving. That’s because the points that come attached to many traffic infractions --including speeding, red lights, and other moving violations -- stay on your record longer than you might think. The damage points on your license do is extensive and long-lasting.